Fake ad blocker extensions used in ad fraud scheme

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by mood, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. mood

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    Fake ad blocker extensions used in ad fraud scheme
    Popular fake ad blockers engaged in cookie stuffing
    September 17, 2019

    https://www.techradar.com/news/fake-ad-blocker-extensions-used-in-ad-fraud-scheme
    AdGuard: Fake Ad Blockers 2: Now with Cookies and Ad Fraud
     
  2. Page42

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    Now that is depressing. :(
     
  3. Beyonder

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    Would Google be horrible at cleaning up their store, even after getting flak for it every year for the past ~5 years? I never would have thought!
     
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    Google removes two Chrome ad blocker extensions caught 'cookie stuffing'
    September 19, 2019
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/googl...ad-blocker-extensions-caught-cookie-stuffing/
     
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    I like that a co-founder and CTO of AdGuard was the one who discovered this deception. :thumb:
     
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